Port Sunlight River Park on the former Bromborough Dock is due to open next summer. The project aims to enhance the appeal of heritage village Port Sunlight and stimulate economic development in the Wirral area.
The 28ha site will offer visitors views across the river Mersey to the Liverpool waterfront and the UNESCO world heritage site. The design by Gillespies uses a 37m-high mound to create a green visitor attraction.
"This is the flagship of the Mersey coastal park strategy, part of Wirral Council's regeneration vision for east Wirral," said a representative.
Funding is coming from the Newlands land-reclamation initiative and site owner Biffa. Land Trust will manage the site, with the Forestry Commission, Unilever, Essar, United Utilities and Woodland Trust also involved.
Land Trust chief executive Euan Hall said: "This park will be a fantastic resource, benefitting health, education, social cohesion and tourism. It will also create a catalyst for economic uplift."